Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Professor Richard MacIsaac is a leader in the area of diabetes treatment and research. Diabetes affects a staggering 5.1% of Australia’s population. His main research interest is diabetes and its complications, especially those related to cardiovascular and kidney disease.
Thanks to Prof MacIsaac and his team, St Vincent’s is one of only two hospitals in Australia performing pancreas islet transplants. This is a cutting-edge procedure that aims to help people with type 1 diabetes avoid major hypoglycaemic (low blood sugar level) episodes and to potentially live without daily injections of insulin.
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